is there a better way to ssl than plugins?

I am am hosting on siteground, they have a plugin that forces http to go via https, but one of my sites is having content going twice(This plugin shows duplicated : https://www.whynopadlock.com), once via http and once via https

is there a better way to ssl than plugins? should a manual job work better? am I supposed to buy a certificate instead of using the free one?

  • frank_gomez
    • Recruit

    I would go through this list

    Change WordPress Address to https

    Change WordPress Site Address

    Edit HTaccess 301 Redirects (if any)

    Use Better Search and Replace Pro (My favorite)

    Backup DB

    REPLACE http://website.com with https://website.com

    REPLACE “http:// with “// in posts table and posts meta table

    Check pages for errors

    Scan for Mixed Content https://www.jitbit.com/sslcheck/#

    Then every time you create a link you will want to use // instead of http: or https:// – that is where the plugin comes in handy – in case you forget when creating a link

  • Adam Czajczyk
    • Support Gorilla

    Hello Fortunella74,

    I hope you’re well today and thank you for your question!

    I second frank_gomez on that. That’s more of a “generic approach” and it should do the trick.

    I would however want to check your site just in case but I’m not sure which one of you registered sites is that :slight_smile: Could you please let me know which one should I check?

    Best regards,

    Adam

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